Thomas Ades opera tops Salzburg’s summer billmain
They rolled out the menu today and tickets are immediately available.
The highlights are a new opera by the English composer Thomas Adès based on a surrealist film, The Exterminating Angel, by Luis Buñuel. There will also be a Gounod Faust – a first for Salzburg, with Piotr Beczala in the title role – and Richard Strauss Die Liebe der Danae, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.
The Vienna Philharmonic will play concerts with Daniel Harding, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti and Mariss Jansons.
This is an interregnum summer artistically. Markus Hinterhäuser takes over as artistic director from 2017.